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Unleashing the full power of Android 5.0 Lollipop camera: see the difference between lossless raw (DNG) vs JPEG

Unleashing the full power of Android 5.0 Lollipop camera: see the difference between lossless raw (DNG) vs JPEG

posted: 3 days ago, 09:32

We compare JPEGs out of the Nexus 5 camera with lossless raw images (in DNG format) that have been tweaked slightly, and then reformatted to JPEG. Here is the result...

Nexus 5 didn't get a refresh, but that doesn't mean it's dead

Nexus 5 didn't get a refresh, but that doesn't mean it's dead

posted: 16 Oct 2014, 03:29

So, the Nexus 6 phone and Nexus 9 tablet were announced yesterday, leaving some Nexus fans disappointed, as Google's flagship phone for 2014 is... well, huge.

Google Nexus 6 vs Google Nexus 5 vs LG G3: specs comparison battle

Google Nexus 6 vs Google Nexus 5 vs LG G3: specs comparison battle

posted: 15 Oct 2014, 11:51

The Motorola-made Google Nexus 6 is already here an and specs-wise it climbs to the very top of the smartphone food chain, next to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and a few other devices that have nothing to be ashamed of in...

Android L will finally end the camera issue that drains the battery on the Nexus 5

Android L will finally end the camera issue that drains the battery on the Nexus 5

posted: 08 Oct 2014, 00:55

You might remember that back in March, we told you about an issue with the Nexus 5 camera that caused the phone's battery to drain. The problem was with the mm-qcamera-daemon process, which is necessary...

New Moto G vs Nexus 5 vs Galaxy S5 specs and size comparison

New Moto G vs Nexus 5 vs Galaxy S5 specs and size comparison

posted: 05 Sep 2014, 03:07

With the new Moto G, Motorola puts it in direct competition against the affordable Nexus 5, which used to be the price-to-value king at launch. Both now sport 5" displays, stock Android with guaranteed upgrades, 8 MP cameras,...

64GB Nexus 5 could come with Nexus X

64GB Nexus 5 could come with Nexus X

posted: 02 Sep 2014, 21:10

You remember how we were speculating that Google might be going for the 5.9-inch Nexus X because it wants to have options at every size tier for developers? Part of that theory relied on the idea that the Nexus 5 would stay on sale, so there would be Nexus...

Here's how the Sony Xperia Z3 may look next to the Galaxy S5, LG G3, HTC One (M8), and other smartphones (size comparison)

Here's how the Sony Xperia Z3 may look next to the Galaxy S5, LG G3, HTC One (M8), and other smartphones (size comparison)

posted: 12 Aug 2014, 06:05

The dimensions of the Sony Xperia Z3 have already been leaked, along with a sketch of the handset. These not only confirm earlier speculations that the...

Google's Android L Project Volta boosts battery life by more than 30% on one and the same Nexus 5

Google's Android L Project Volta boosts battery life by more than 30% on one and the same Nexus 5

posted: 03 Jul 2014, 09:22

One and the same worn out Google Nexus 5 handset, loaded with the new Android L Preview, and Android 4.4 KitKat, showed a significant gain in battery life in standardized, controlled...

How to download and install the Android L beta update on your Nexus 5

How to download and install the Android L beta update on your Nexus 5

posted: 01 Jul 2014, 02:13

Google outed the Android L developer preview images just as promised, so that devs can start hacking away at the SDK package, tinker and tweak until their apps are prepped for the new Material Design paradigm, or take...

Yellow could be the next color for the Nexus 5

Yellow could be the next color for the Nexus 5

posted: 26 Jun 2014, 11:34

Are you a fan of the color yellow? How about when the yellow is applied to the Nexus 5? According to an official Nexus 5 web site, the phone is available in "black, white, red and yellow," which means that we could see this new color option...

Google pushes out Android 4.4.4 to Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10

Google pushes out Android 4.4.4 to Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10

posted: 19 Jun 2014, 20:14

On Thursday, Google started sending Android 4.4.4 to stock Android models like the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10. For those keeping score, the new build is KTU84P. Factory Images for the new build...

Android 4.4.3 update now coming OTA to your Nexus device

Android 4.4.3 update now coming OTA to your Nexus device

posted: 03 Jun 2014, 18:21

Earlier this morning, we told you that Google had loaded the Android 4.4.3 factory images for the Nexus line up. This means that if your Nexus 5 got screwed up while you were modifying it, you can tap your heels three times, load...

Android 4.4.3 factory images released for Nexus models

Android 4.4.3 factory images released for Nexus models

posted: 03 Jun 2014, 06:14

For those whose Nexus device needs to find its way home, Google has released the Android 4.4.3 factory image for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 7, Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. The release for the Nexus 7 (2013) does not include the version...

LG G3: size comparison with the Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, One M8, and others

LG G3: size comparison with the Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, One M8, and others

posted: 21 May 2014, 09:25

It's safe to say that the LG G3 has generated some very healthy amounts of hype among techies, and considering preliminary intel, that's for a good reason. Set for announcement in less than a week now (the 27th),...

Google Play Store now selling the Snap Case for your Nexus 5

Google Play Store now selling the Snap Case for your Nexus 5

posted: 13 May 2014, 21:02

Looking for a new case to protect your precious Nexus 5 from drops? The Google Play Store is now selling the Snap Case for the devoted owner of the stock Android handset. We're talking about a plastic case with a matte finish....

A 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 is compared size-wise with a current batch of heavyweight Android models

A 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 is compared size-wise with a current batch of heavyweight Android models

posted: 24 Apr 2014, 15:14

With speculation that Apple will be launching one, and possibly two, larger screened iPhone models this year, how would these phones stack up against today's top Andorid handsets?...

Watch the OnePlus One take on the Nexus 5 in a boot speed battle

Watch the OnePlus One take on the Nexus 5 in a boot speed battle

posted: 24 Apr 2014, 13:24

The OnePlus One became official on Wednesday, and all that is left today is some minor little contests between some household names like the Nexus 5 and the CyanogenMod packin' OnePlus One. One of those minor little contests...

Galaxy S5 vs HTC One (M8) vs Note 3 vs LG G2 benchmark comparison (video)

Galaxy S5 vs HTC One (M8) vs Note 3 vs LG G2 benchmark comparison (video)

posted: 22 Apr 2014, 09:42

The Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) both sport a Snapdragon 801 CPU and 2 GB of RAM, so we decided to pit their processing chops against the Note 3, which has a Snapdragon 800 CPU, but houses 3 GB of RAM. In...

Report: Google dogfooding Android 4.4.3; next KitKat build just weeks away from public consumption?

Report: Google dogfooding Android 4.4.3; next KitKat build just weeks away from public consumption?

posted: 09 Apr 2014, 19:35

As March was winding down, we told you about Android 4.4.3 and warned you not to expect much more than a number of bug fixes. The number one fix deals with camera issues that has...

Nokia Lumia 1520 tops our blind camera comparison while Nexus 5 ends up last; HTC One (M8) finishes sixth

Nokia Lumia 1520 tops our blind camera comparison while Nexus 5 ends up last; HTC One (M8) finishes sixth

posted: 31 Mar 2014, 05:03

Blind camera comparisons are a great indicator of which phone takes best photos. Bias is brought down to a minimum since voters pick the images they like best, without knowing...

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